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Shadow IT is a fact of enterprise life

Shadow IT is a term often used to describe IT systems and solutions that are built and/or used inside organizations without explicit approval from the IT department.

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Extending the Reach of Enterprise Voice and Data to the Field

Internet Protocol is the lingua franca of contemporary communications. Sending voice, data and rich media over IP supports greater efficiencies and better user experiences than traditional telephony.

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Corporate Drones: Robotic Presence in the Enterprise

“I can’t be in two places at once!” is a common complaint among overworked executives who have to interact with clients, employees and colleagues across geographical space.

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What you need to know about IPv6 tunnel control, even if you don’t allow IPv6 in your ...

Whether you are sticking with IPv4, transitioning to IPv6, or have already implemented IPv6, controlling tunnels is crucial for the security of your network.

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How to Secure BYOD for your Business

With BYOD on the rise, companies are allowing employees and other authorized users to access their corporate networks from anywhere, at any time.

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Working from Home Creates Performance Challenges for Enterprise IT

Employees are working from home more than ever before, and that has an impact on the enterprise network infrastructure – applications and resources must be securely and reliably available.

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The Future of Ethernet

Ethernet has come a long way since it was first introduced, but even now, it is just getting started.

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Why Ethernet for Infrastructure?

Ethernet as a data networking technology has been in wide use for many years, keeping pace with the network speeds demanded by applications and adding key service management and quality of service (QoS) attributes needed to succeed beyond the local area network (LAN).

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Efficient cloud-based backup

With more businesses – both large and small – taking advantage of digital capabilities, network and data security have become prominent features for anyone looking to avoid a major disaster.

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Shopping for an Ethernet Service Provider? Here are Four Things to Consider.

By linking key locations via Ethernet, businesses can avoid the bottlenecks and security breaches that plague the public Internet. Traffic that otherwise might have taken a convoluted route, via a patchwork of networks, can now flow more efficiently to its destination over a dedicated low-latency connection.

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3 reasons SDN will boost Carrier Ethernet

Carrier Ethernet services have seen significant growth over the last decade, most recently being driven by the uptake in cloud services. Now SDN will bring greater performance and cost efficiency to optical transport networks and carrier Ethernet services, further driving this growth.

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Controlling Costs in the Enterprise Network: Layer 2 vs. Layer 3

Whether managing a campus network or specialized enterprise wide area network (WAN), cost control is a paramount concern as IT budgets are under constant pressure and return on investment is routinely scrutinized.

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Enabling the Enterprise Cloud Roadmap: Strategies for CIOs

Today’s CIOs are facing an evolving set of priorities and challenges. They need to deliver strategic value to the enterprise, and often this means ensuring the organization can react quickly – at the “speed of business” – and stay relevant.

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Overcoming the latency challenge

Today’s networks have a lot of ground to cover. The resources companies depend on—cloud-based applications, remote offices, and centralized data centers, to name a few—can be located a significant distance from the business.

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Ensuring Business Continuity with Ethernet

Until recently, business continuity (also known as disaster recovery) was more of an afterthought than a priority for companies. Even when there were plans in place, they were rarely updated or tested.

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Build vs. Buy: 5 questions to ask about your cloud infrastructure

You’re a growing enterprise, and you are moving to the cloud. Sure, there are still questions around what applications and how aggressively you make the move, but the decision has already been made.

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Improving the Enterprise Network with Carrier Ethernet

Beginning in the early 2000s, the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) pioneered the development of Carrier Ethernet—Ethernet for use in wide-area networks (WANs)—by classifying several significant carrier-grade attributes that distinguish it from the more familiar enterprise local-area network (LAN) Ethernet.

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Ethernet: the power behind IT service delivery

Ethernet has been around for 40 years, and in that time has become the dominant networking technology for organizations around the world. Ethernet reliably and securely links computers, servers, storage, and other devices while minimizing the latency that doesn’t just slow down data, but can slow down business, as well.

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Manufacturers connect people, locations to boost performance

The most successful manufacturing companies over the years have been those that have enthusiastically embraced change and technology. The transition to a lean manufacturing model within the past few decades is driving higher profitability by giving organizations a real-time glimpse into production, supply, warehousing and delivery.

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From Private to Multi to Hybrid Cloud in the Enterprise – What, Why and How

There’s no doubt that cloud computing is an important component of enterprise IT environments. But with so many different types of clouds – and lots of different ways of talking about them – it can be confusing. My colleague, James Kelly, wrote up the following article that dives deep into the subject and provides insights to help organizations plan for hybrid cloud.

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What do you do when you run out of customers?

My colleague, Ben Baker, is intrigued by “the network effect” and shares his thoughts on what that means for the IT kind of network.

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Migrating your application to the cloud

There are broadly four approaches for cloud migration that have been taken effectively by vendors, which is normally alongside their existing on-premise business.

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The network: Your pathway to productivity

In business, success flows from ideas and innovation. But it also requires the means to execute new plans efficiently, effectively, and rapidly. Do that, and you won’t just satisfy customers and develop deeper, stronger relationships. You’ll do it better, and sooner, than the competition.

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Why Consumerization of IT Demands a Change in our Work Culture

Struggling with the increasing number of mobile devices within the enterprise? You’re not alone.

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